TRX Systems Selected for U.S. Army xTechSearch Phase IV for GPS-Denied Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Solution
Published on CICISION PR Web – 11th November 2019.
TRX Systems, developer of NEON® Location technology, was selected as a U.S. Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch) 3.0 Phase IV finalist by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT). TRX’s NEON® GPS-denied dismount PNT solution was one of 12 finalists selected from over 125 new technologies that were evaluated by the Army. Each of the winning solutions was awarded a $120,000 prize at the 2019 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
TRX’s NEON® Location Service is a low SWaP, easy-to-use assured dismount PNT technology that provides position data that enables tracking and navigation when satellite technology is unavailable or unreliable. NEON® detects GPS interference and delivers continuous location during such events; NEON also delivers 3D personnel location indoors, outside, and underground. NEON provides PNT assurance with commercial-grade solutions that integrate with present and future military satellite assurance and location capabilities. The solution is unique in:
- Delivering a best in class dismount navigation fusion capability;
- Detecting jamming threats while continuously tracking personnel;
- Offering a collaborative navigation capability; and
- Integrating with soldier systems such as ATAK and Nett Warrior.
The xTechSearch program evaluates innovative technologies needed by the Army and awards prizes to select small businesses that demonstrate proof-of-concept of their dual-use technologies pertaining to Army challenges. The competition is an opportunity for small businesses to pitch novel technology solutions to the Army and, in response, TRX introduced a new technology capability that increases robustness of the NEON dismount PNT solution. As an AUSA awardee in the xTechSearch 3.0 competition, TRX advanced to Stage IV – the final stage – where the finalists will demonstrate their technology innovations through proof-of-concept testing for a panel of Army subject matter experts at the 2020 AUSA Global Force Symposium Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama, March 17th-18th, 2020.
“The xTechSearch program provides invaluable feedback, mentoring, and transition assistance that will help us accelerate fielding of the TRX GPS-denied PNT technology, providing a capability that will enhance situational awareness and improve safety for warfighters in GPS-denied environments,” said Carol Politi, President and CEO of TRX Systems.
About TRX Systems
TRX Systems is the developer of NEON GPS-denied location solutions, delivering location and mapping where GPS is not available or is unreliable including indoors, underground, in dense urban areas, and where GPS is jammed or erroneous. NEON delivers ubiquitous, low-cost, GPS-denied location through the use of advanced sensor fusion, ranging, and patented dynamic mapping algorithms. NEON® location technology provides the foundation for a number of commercial applications, including NEON® Personnel Tracker and NEON® Signal Mapper. TRX’s indoor location software development has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. Army, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).